Category Music Monday

Music Monday – Chicago’s Dance #MFRWauthor

The Savages Last week I teased you with a short piece from 1725 that was the soundtrack for an operation. This week I’m staying  in the same year, same country (France) for perhaps an even greater musical oddity: an interpretation of  Native Americans by 18th century civilization. In 1725, French settlers in Illinois sent Chief Agapit Chicagou of the Mitchigamea and […]

Music Monday -The operation #MFRWauthor

Marin Marais I just had an operation on my shoulder. We tend to think of such things as modern, but not so! (Operations, not shoulders!) The French bassist and composer, Marin Marais, had an operation nearly 300 years ago, in 1725 — and he wrote music describing it. As a subject for a tune, that’s […]

Music Monday Sixteen Tons #MFRWauthor

Tennessee Ernie Ford It’s Labor Day in the US and Labour Day in Canada, and with that in mind, here’s a song that always reminds me of my maternal grandfather. He was a coal miner. Though short, he was as tough as a bantam rooster. His last fist fight was when he was in his […]

Music Monday LSD #MFRWauthor

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Today, a flashback to my youth — the Beatles! This song is a companion piece to a blog I’ll be putting up tomorrow evening. What’s the connection with kaleidoscope eyes? Come back tomorrow to find out!  

Music Monday #MFRWauthor

Today’s post of heavenly music features the Faroe Islands Philharmonic Orchestra. Do you have any idea how astonishingly impressive that is? The Faroe Islands are one of the most remote, sparsely inhabited places in the western hemisphere. A mere 49,000 people are scattered over 779 subpolar islands. Faroe is 690 km from Iceland, which most […]